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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 453 works in 1,081 publications in 11 languages and 23,810 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Maps  Pictorial works  Textbooks  Identification guides 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Thesis advisor, 958
Classifications: QE862.D5, 560
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. J Benton
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time by M. J Benton( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact 65 million years ago that killed half of all species then living. Far less well-known is a much greater catastrophe that took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: at least 90 percent of life was destroyed, both on land and in the sea. ... This book documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent rekindling of the idea of catastrophism."--Page [2] of jacket
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )

110 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an outline of the history of the vertebrates, based on studies by palaeontologists around the world.--
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the discovery and classification of dinosaurs and examines individual species
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical guide to 200 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, covering where and when they lived
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the perspectives of sixty eminent scientists to discuss what is currently understood about the functioning of the planet as it relates to massive changes in the environment, in an extensively illustrated reference that features such sections as evolution, animal behavior, and global warming
The history of life : a very short introduction by M. J Benton( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. Beginning with an explanation of the controversies surrounding the birth of life itself, each following chapter tells of a major breakthrough that made new forms of life possible: including sex and multicellularity, hard skeletons, and the move to land. Along the way, we witness the greatest mass extinction, the first forests, the rise of modern ecosystems, and, most recently, conscious humans. Introducing ideas from a range of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and earth history, to geochemistry, palaeontology, and systematics, Michael Benton explains how modern science pieces the evidence in this vast evolutionary puzzle together, to build up an accessible and up-to-date picture of the key developments in the history of life on earth
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and French and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to over 130 dinosaurs containing notes on where, how, and when they lived, and a description of its size, habits and ecological significance
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find out what makes a tyrannosaurus different from a diplodocus and what modern-day birds owe to dinosaurs! This exciting and colorful new series presents dinosaurs through stunning artwork, "zoom-in" boxes, fun comparisons, quizzes and puzzles. Each book concentrates on a different type of dinosaur, highlighting particular features, latest discoveries, and the most up-to-date information, as well as colorful maps, simple charts and a comprehensive glossary
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics." "All the well-known fossil groups are covered, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is the thorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils together with discussion of the origins of both life and the metazoans. All key related subjects are introduced, such as systematics, ecology, evolution and development, and stratigraphy, and their roles in understanding where life came from and how it evolved and diversified." "This book will be essential reading for undergraduates studying paleontology or paleobiology in earth or biological science degree courses worldwide."--BOOK JACKET
If dinosaurs were alive today by Dougal Dixon( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age 8+. Incredible images of photo-realistic dinosaurs are blended with distinctive photography to demonstrate what it would be like if dinosaurs were still alive, and fact-filled pages explore all aspects of dinosaur research, from their extinction to the latest fossil discoveries
The story of life on earth : tracing its origins and development through time by M. J Benton( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossils - Evolution - Dinosaurs - Mammals - Radiometric dating - Continental drift - Wegener's evidence - Plate tectonics - Precambrian - Palaeozoic - Cambrian - Ordovician - Silurian period - Devonian - Carboniferous - Permian - Mesozoic - Triassic - Jurassic - Cretaceous - Cenozoic - Palaeocene epoch - Eocene - Oligocene - Miocene - Pliocene - Pleistocene______________
The Penguin historical atlas of dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fossil record 2( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains downloadable and searchable data on fossil families, orders, and phyla, presented originally in the book The fossil record 2
Dinosaurs : an a-z guide by M. J Benton( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual reconstruction and detailed descriptions including accounts of habitat, location, activities and physical characteristics. Also includes a prehistoric time chart, pronunciation guide, museum list and overview of dinosaur classification
Flying monsters by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
 
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When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time
Alternative Names
Benton, M. J.

Benton, M. J. 1956-

Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Benton, Michael

Benton, Michael 1956-

Benton, Michael J.

Benton, Michael J. 1956-

Benton Michael James

Benton Michael James 1956-....

Benton, Michael (Michael J.)

Benton Mike

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Michael Benton Brits paleontoloog

Michael J. Benton britischer Paläontologe

مایکل بنتون

밴턴, 마이클 J

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벤턴, 마이클 J

ベントン, マイケル

ベントン, マイケル・J

ベントン, ミヒャエル

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Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolutionThe Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopediaDinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinderThe seventy great mysteries of the natural worldThe history of life : a very short introductionThe dinosaur encyclopediaGiant plant eatersDuckbills and boneheads